Yesterday I cried happy tears for the first time in…well, it seems like ever. We booked a couple more weddings, got more referrals and our name is slowly but surely getting out there. This may not seem like a big deal to most people, but to me, the girl who is absolutely miserable in her current circumstances, this means the world. I’ve wanted my own business ever since I can remember and every couple we meet with, every referral sent our way and every wedding booked is leading me to the place I’ve always dreamed of being. I have a creative side that screams at me day in and day out to come out. Instead, I pass through spreadsheets and [Read More…]
Archives for April 2011
So excited to hit up the antique fairs this summer. Did those words just seriously come out of my mouth? I used to loathe going to these things when Pat and I started dating but he dragged me to them all the time. I usually just walked around with my head down, begging for an ice cream cone, a lobster roll and fresh lemonade in the sweltering heat. Pat has a collection of some antiques in our house. He has a huge old trunk, an antique radio that plays radio stations all the way from Japan and even has an old phonograph that takes up half of our living room. It’s a record player from the 30’s that plays one [Read More…]
Quick post today – Pat came across some videos shot on a Canon 5D Mark II by Terje Sorgjerd the other day. We’ve been watching them non-stop ever since. He put this one up on our Facebook wall a couple days ago but it’s worth posting on our blog to share it out. Seriously amazing! It makes me want to attempt video on my 5D Mark II but I know nothing about it. Who wants to teach me? The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.
It was impossible to go outside and take pictures this winter. The 4 feet of constant snow really put a damper on Pat and me going on our usual photography excursions. So what did we do? Read, watched photography courses and went to WPPI. To our friends we barely saw all winter: we were hidden in our home teaching ourselves how to shoot manually, how to pose people naturally, how to use lighting correctly, how to brand ourselves, how to market our business and how to make funny comments on Facebook. Maybe I was already a pro at the last one… You see, we have a distinct vision in our minds of what photographs define Pat and I as a [Read More…]
Here’s what I’m living for this week. Jose Villa’s Fine Art Wedding Photography book. Oh my word. Someone please give me thousands upon thousands of dollars so I can hire him for my wedding. He is by far my favorite photographer ever and his book does not disappoint. I’m only half way through it and there is so much great advice on how to capture that fine art look in your photographs. I love the desaturated pastel colors, the ease of his posing and the light….oh, the light. Amazing. In love. Need it in my life. Adele, sing me to sleep please. It can be the ABC’s, I don’t care. Spinning Class. Not really sure I’m living for this but [Read More…]
I’ve never been so fooled in all my life. It was the first real spring day in Massachusetts so I planned ahead. That’s right; I planned the entire day out without knowing a thing. I planned a picnic at one of our favorite parks nearby to hang out alone and have a nice quiet day. We arrived and I rolled out the blanket, set out the food and got ready to eat until my heart was content. In the meantime, Pat was setting up his camera on a tripod and I was completely oblivious. I was also completely oblivious when he pulled a ring box out of his bag. After all, those ham sandwiches were looking real good to me. [Read More…]
Her only worry is what time we will be coming home to snuggle her and what time of day she’ll be getting her favorite treats. Other than that, all she has to do and relax, cuddle and take up an entire bed. I’ve never met another dog like this in my entire life. I’m talking incredibly needy. If you spoon her for an hour and get up, she will act like you’ve just disowned her. When we lay in bed, she feels the need to lay directly on top of us with her nose about an inch away from our faces. You can feel her snarfing all over you. Yes, snarfing. I don’t know the direct source of this word [Read More…]